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  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • An inmate's love for math leads to new discoveries

    05/16/2020 6:28:23 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    Phys .Org ^ | 15 May 2020 | Marta Cerruti
    Havens received a 25-year sentence in Washington in 2011 after being convicted for murder. He found his love and gift for mathematics while in solitary confinement a few months after his incarceration. His journey in mathematics and research led to him publishing a first-author paper in an academic mathematics journal in January 2020. Initially, my father, Umberto Cerruti, a number theorist who was a professor of mathematics at the University of Torino, Italy, agreed to help Havens simply because we asked him. My father thought that Havens was likely one of the many cranks that fall in love with numbers...
  • Clint Eastwood beats the comic-book superheroes...again

    12/16/2018 9:10:57 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 12/16/2018 | Steve Campbell
    Clint Eastwood continues to astound me. My better third (by weight) insisted on an outing to catch the matinee showing of The Mule. I am ashamed to say I was not eager for this one – thinking perhaps Eastwood might have reached and passed his point of diminishing returns. But I went along to make her happy. I was wrong. The man who gave us Gran Torino and Unforgiven has once again handed us a real-world and thoughtful tale of suspense, humor, intrigue, emotion, and humanity – all with flawed human characters that find the audience's sympathy. No gratuitous sex,...
  • Bilderberg, the closed-door meeting of 2018 is in Turin. Populism in Europe at the center

    06/05/2018 3:03:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Last year it took place in Chantilly , Virginia . But this year the Bilderberg group chose Turin for its usual annual meeting, strictly behind closed doors. Among the Italians in the list of 128 participants are John Elkann , president of FCA and Exor , the journalist Lilli Gruber , the director general of the Bank of Italy Salvatore Rossi and the secretary of the Vatican State , Cardinal Pietro Parolin. There are twelve key topics for discussion. In the first place populism in Europe , follow the challenge of disparity, the future of work, artificial intelligence. And still...
  • Turin Exhibition of Christ Exhibits Antique Vestment Work

    04/23/2010 4:18:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 227+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | April 23, 2010 | SHAWN TRIBE
    One of our readers, an American priest in Italy, recently visited the museum of La Venaria Reale in Torino, Italy, where, for the occasion of the exposition of the Shroud of Turin, they are hosting a corresponding exhibition which is focused on images of Christ. Their exhibition includes various forms of sacred and liturgical art, particularly paintings and sculpture, from the earliest ages of Christendom to the baroque era. It also includes some wonderful antique vestments which our priestly reader sent our way, and which I wished to share with you today.
  • Caption This Picture (Hockey photo from Torino)

    10/01/2006 4:01:13 PM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 6 replies · 828+ views
    10/1/2006 | G8 Diplomat
    Russia's Olympic ice hockey team goes wild after beating Canada 2-0
  • Italians in ADULT stem-cell advances

    09/06/2006 9:51:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 302+ views
    Ansa ^ | 09.06.06
    Adult kidney, liver cells can repair organs, studies say (ANSA) - Florence, September 6 - Two teams of Italian scientists have made important advances in stem-cell research that could pave the way for new treatments for kidney and liver disease. What is more, the researchers say the cells appear able to turn into an array of other body cells. Importantly, amid controversy over the use of embryos for stem-cell research, both discoveries were made in adults. A Florence team led by top immunologist Sergio Romagnani has identified kidney stem cells that have proved capable of helping damaged kidneys repair themselves....
  • Another kind of Turin excellence

    03/10/2006 9:29:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 252+ views
    CERC ^ | 02.26.06 | Fr. RAYMOND DE SOUZA
    The blend of youth, athleticism, excellence and Turin fuelled the remarkable life Pier Giorgio Frassati. He died in 1925, but would have been right at home with today's Olympians in the streets of his hometown and in the mountains which he loved. St. Pier Giorgio Frassati(1901-1925) A staple of Olympic television coverage is the oftmaligned personal profile, the saccharine pieces that tell the dramatic tales behind the athletes. True enough, the drama often descends to melodrama, and the search for tragedy is rather forced. But on balance they are endearing to watch. Usually, the striking thing is not whatever calamity...
  • Ice hockey-Sweden could lose gold after Olympic rule violation

    03/05/2006 7:32:38 AM PST · by paudio · 30 replies · 1,187+ views ^ | march 2, 06
    STOCKHOLM, March 2 (Reuters) - Sweden could lose their Olympic gold from Turin after breaking IOC sponsorship rules during their homecoming celebration three days ago, the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) said on Wednesday. The Swedish hockey federation showcased their own sponsors rather than those of the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) during Monday's celebrations at Medborgarplatsen in south Stockholm. IOC rules state that only Olympic sponsors are allowed during the Olympic season, which officially ended on Wednesday, despite the last sporting events taking place on February 26. "SOK will do everything so that Tre Kronor (the Sweden team) don't run the...
  • NBC suffers an Olympian headache (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    02/27/2006 3:20:39 AM PST · by abb · 110 replies · 3,255+ views ^ | Feb 27, 2006 | Jon Friedman
    Commentary: Bad luck, bad planning yield disappointment NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- I saw something startling Friday on NBC's "Today" show. It was a segment involving, of all things, the news. Well, sort of. The piece consisted of co-host Katie Couric interviewing Beth Twitty, the tormented mother of the long-missing teen, Natalee Holloway. Q: Why was Couric's interview so unexpected? A: Because it occurred during NBC's marathon Olympics coverage from Italy. The network did everything to shine a light on the Games short of sending the entire cast of "Scrubs" to Turin and depicting its trademark Peacock chowing down on pasta...
  • Only one American Olympian truly made us proud

    02/26/2006 9:52:49 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 838+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Feb 26, 2006 | Tom Archdeacon
    TURIN, Italy | Bode Miller was a bust. Mike Modano proved to be a big-time whiner. Chad Hedrick was too full of himself and Shani Davis came off as a guy who thought only of himself. Then there was snowboarder Jeret Peterson, who was enough of a screw-up that the U.S. Olympic Committee packed him on a plane and sent him straight back home to Idaho. As the Olympics wind down today, you can't overlook the American athletes who didn't comport themselves well at these Winter Games. But if you watch tonight's closing ceremony, you can rid yourself of any...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - CLOSING CEREMONY

    02/26/2006 3:20:00 PM PST · by Howlin · 857 replies · 16,450+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • Germany, U.S. finish 1-2 in medal count (Torino Olympics)

    02/26/2006 12:49:02 PM PST · by Michael81Dus · 85 replies · 1,522+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | DAVID CRARY
    TORINO (AP) — Germany and the United States again won the most medals at a share-the-wealth Torino Olympics that featured more countries winning medals and more in double figures than ever before. Canada and Austria, among others, had their best all-time showing. Twenty-six countries — including first-time winners Slovakia and Latvia — earned at least one medal, up from a high of 24 in 1998 and 2002. And 11 countries won at least 10 medals — the previous mark was 10 countries at Nagano in 1998. (Related item: Medal count by country) The Germans and Americans repeated their one-two finish...
  • Unconventional Wisdom | You say Torino; he says baloney

    02/25/2006 11:06:33 PM PST · by fatima · 6 replies · 306+ views
    I'm happy the Olympics are ending this weekend. Little girls on skates and middle-class punks on skis and snowboards aren't my style of sports folk. Generally, if there's no ball involved, I'm not into it. Another thing I won't miss is this pretentious Torino thing. Very much in the snooty vein of all that Starbucks java jive - ventis, grandes, canticos and the like - the practice of using the Italian pronunciation of the host city seems gimmicky and phony in the extreme. Olympics broadcaster NBC does it, as do USA Today and several other media outlets. They're holding the...
  • Grace and disgrace with Ohno, Miller

    02/25/2006 10:09:05 PM PST · by saquin · 17 replies · 1,490+ views
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 2/25/06 | Steve Politi
    TURIN, Italy -- Know this: Apolo Anton Ohno would like to go out and party now, and then soak up the admiration from fans at the Olympics and -- hey, who knows? -- maybe even get his photo taken with a Playmate. You know why he doesn't? He wants to win. He wants to represent this country with pride. He makes sacrifices so he can stand alone with that gold medal around his neck and hear "The Star-Spangled Banner" play. "I'm 23 years old," Ohno said. "I'd like to have a social life, but that's pretty much out the window...
  • America and your Families: Show Your Presence in Vancouver 2010

    02/26/2006 10:27:32 AM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 10 replies · 438+ views
    opinion | 02/26/2006 | brianbaldwin
    Today, Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan accepts the Olympic Flag during the Torino 2006 Closing Ceremony at Stadio Olimpico. These are exciting times for all of us over the coming several years, because the next Winter Olympics will be in Vancouver, Canada in 2010! The Olympic Flag will be handed over to the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C., which hosting many of the indoor events, and the Alpine events will be in the Winter wonderland of Whistler just a few miles away. Canada is a neighbor just next door, and this is an opportunity for the United States to show a...
  • Winter Olympics Tough Sledding for NBC

    02/25/2006 9:21:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 560+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/06 | David Bauder - ap
    NEW YORK - Halfpipe star Shaun White showed up for an interview with NBC's Bob Costas as an Olympic champion, the pressure lifted from his shoulders and clearly juiced by his new jewelry. So "The Flying Tomato" decided to test the power of a gold medal by trolling for a date with skater Sasha Cohen. Hey, what's the worst that could happen? Chicks dig a little bling, right? White's interview shortly after his gyrating ride to gold was a memorable television moment precisely because it was everything that NBC's prime-time Olympics coverage mostly wasn't — fun, spontaneous and infused with...
  • Behavior will bring change to U.S. Ski Team

    02/25/2006 8:27:02 PM PST · by paudio · 63 replies · 2,817+ views ^ | Feb.25, 2006 | Picabo Street,
    TORINO, Italy -- The annual spring meetings of the U.S. Ski Team are going to be pretty ugly in April. You're going to see a lot of administration and coaching changes, particularly on the men's side. Picabo Street retired from competitive Alpine skiing racing in 2002. The two-time Olympic medalist will file reports for throughout the Torino Games. Coming out of these Olympics, the federation is going to struggle for support, and it's not because they didn't win enough medals. It's because of the behavior of the athletes. On The Today Show earlier this week, I addressed the problems...
  • Why Bode’s Been a Nobody

    02/25/2006 11:12:09 AM PST · by saquin · 85 replies · 2,740+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2/25/06 | Devin Gordon
    Feb. 23, 2006 - Four months ago, Bode Miller sat across from me in the bar of a New York City hotel and shared his idea of what a perfect two weeks in Torino would look like. “For me,” he said, “the ideal Olympics would be to go in with all that pressure, all that attention and have performances that are literally tear-jerking, that make people put their heads down because they’re embarrassed at how emotional they’re getting, that make people want to try sports, talk to their kids, call their f---ing ex-wives—and come away with no medals. I think...
  • Streaker Runs Across Ice in Curling Match

    02/24/2006 8:32:44 PM PST · by redheadtoo · 36 replies · 1,032+ views
    Streaker Runs Across Ice in Curling Match Feb 24 7:07 PM US/Eastern PINEROLO, Italy The men's bronze medal match Friday was interrupted by a streaker. Midway through the United States' 8-6 win over Britain, a man wearing what appeared to be a strategically placed rubber chicken ran onto one of the covered sheets of ice not being used in that session. He danced around for a bit but never tried to approach any of the players. Curlers probably feel a little safer than most athletes _ it's hard for intruders to run across ice, especially if they're naked. John Shuster...